Public Schedule
Washington, DC
April 19, 2012


SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

Secretary Clinton is on foreign travel in Brussels, Belgium to participate in a joint meeting of NATO foreign and defense ministers. Secretary Clinton will also travel to Paris, France for an ad hoc ministerial meeting on Syria. Secretary Clinton is accompanied by Assistant Secretary Feltman, Assistant Secretary Gordon, Ambassador Fred Hof, Spokesperson Nuland, Director Sullivan, VADM Harry B. Harris, Jr., JCS, NSC Senior Director for the Middle East and North Africa Steven Simon, and Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Senior Director for European Affairs Liz Sherwood Randall. Please click here for more information.

8:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in the NATO-Russia Council for Foreign Ministers, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

9:30 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton, in Brussels, Belgium.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

10:00 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, in Brussels, Belgium.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

10:35 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in a meeting of NATO and Non-NATO ISAF contributing nations, in Brussels, Belgium.
(CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

11:45 a.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere, in Brussels, Belgium.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

12:15 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton meets with Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia Margallo, in Brussels, Belgium.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

1:45 p.m. LOCAL
Secretary Clinton meets with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary-General of the European External Action Committee Pierre Vimont, and Admiral James Stavridis, in Brussels, Belgium.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

6:00 p.m. LOCAL Secretary Clinton participates in an ad hoc ministerial meeting on Syria, in Paris, France.
(POOLED CAMERA SPRAY PRECEDING MEETING)

DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

9:15a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns chairs a meeting with the Regional Assistant Secretaries, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

Deputy Secretary Nides is on travel in New York City and Minneapolis, Minnesota. In Minneapolis, Deputy Secretary Nides delivers keynote remarks at an EvaluMed conference.

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

9:00 a.m.
Administrator Shah meets with Pakistani Finance Minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:30 a.m.
Administrator Shah meets with Norwegian Minister of International Development Heikki Holmås, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m. Administrator Shah meets with Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee J. Brian Atwood, at USAID.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT ROBERT HORMATS

2:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with UK Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Justice Suma Chakrabarti, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats meets with the French Ambassador to the UN Jean-Baptiste Mattéi, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

Under Secretary Sonenshine participates in the monthly meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which includes an overview of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, in Miami Florida.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS MARIA OTERO

11:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Otero participates in a Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and INCAE Business School event regarding crime in Central America, at the World Bank.
(MEDIA DETERMIND BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON


2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Barton meets with U.S. Ambassador-designate to Libya John Stevens, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AFFAIRS ESTHER BRIMMER

11:00 a.m. Assistant Secretary Brimmer leads a roundtable discussion with members of the ASEAN Commission for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Women and Children, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Brimmer meets with Executive Director of UN-Habitat Joan Clos, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel to Brazil to meet senior government officials to discuss regional partnerships on citizen security, narcotics trafficking, and transnational crime. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

10:30 a.m. Ambassador Carson meets with Norwegian Minister of Development Heikki Holmås, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m. Ambassador Carson meets with Italian Ambassador to the U.S. Claudio Bisogniero, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Ambassador Carson meets with Ghanaian presidential candidate Akufo-Ado, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION TOM COUNTRYMAN

Assistant Secretary Countryman attends the Nonproliferation Directors Group meeting, in Miami, Florida.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL MILITARY AFFAIRS ANDREW SHAPIRO

Assistant Secretary Shapiro is on foreign travel to India and Bangladesh through April 20. Please click here for more information.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE AND COORDINATOR FOR COUNTERTERRORISM DANIEL BENJAMIN

11:00 a.m. Ambassador Benjamin and Ambassador Verveer deliver keynote remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on, “The Roles of Women in Terrorism and Counterterrorism,” hosted by Women in International Security (WIIS) and the Bureau of Counterterrorism, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Ambassador Benjamin delivers remarks at the Fourteenth Annual Foreign Policy Advisors (POLAD) Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

OFFICE OF GLOBAL CRIMINAL JUSTICE AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE-STEPHEN RAPP

Ambassador Rapp delivers remarks at Columbia University on, “The Lubanga Verdict: Its Impact on the International Criminal Court and U.S. Relations with the ICC,” and at the American Bar Association Section of International Law on, “Rape: Command Responsibility and Impunity,” in New York City.

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER

11:00 a.m.
Ambassador Verveer and Ambassador Benjamin deliver keynote remarks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) on, “The Roles of Women in Terrorism and Counterterrorism,” hosted by Women in International Security (WIIS) and the Bureau of Counterterrorism, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer delivers remarks at the Foreign Policy Advisor/POLAD Conference, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Professor David Steinberg, Georgetown University, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

3:00 p.m. Ambassador Verveer meets with Michel Gabaudan, President of Refugees International, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Mary Hartnett, Executive Director and Visiting Professor of Law, Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program, Georgetown University Law Center, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

5:30 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer meets with Ms. Zainab Bangura, Minister of Health of Sierra Leone, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

12:30 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis meets with Coca-Cola Company Senior Vice President and Chief of Communications and Public Affairs Clyde Tuggle, in Atlanta, Georgia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

2:30 p.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Morehouse College President Robert Franklin, in Atlanta, Georgia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

3:30 p.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Morehouse College Director of the Andrew Young Center for International Affairs Julius Coles, as well as various members of the staff, faculty, and student body, in Atlanta, Georgia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

4:00 p.m. Special Representative Lewis delivers remarks to students of Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University on, “Public Service and Sub-national Engagement as a 21st Century Foreign Policy Tool,” in Atlanta, Georgia.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE TO MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Farah Pandith is on foreign travel in China through April 21 to meet with civil society representatives and to deliver remarks at the Asia Society’s “Women Leaders of New Asia Summit” event.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

Director Sullivan accompanies Secretary Clinton on foreign travel. Please click here for more information.

PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

1:00 p.m. Daily Press Briefing with Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner

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